mermar

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Principal Translations
mermar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (disminuir, reducir)reduce, lessen vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La sequía mermó la cosecha.
 The drought reduced (or: lessened) the harvest.
mermar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (hacerse más pequeño) (dimension)decrease viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (quantity)dwindle, reduce viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Con los años su altura ha mermado.
 With the years, his stature has decreased.
 
Additional Translations
mermarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (cantidad: acortarse)dwindle viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 La fortuna de la familia se mermó por la crisis.
mermarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (consumirse algo) (formal)be spent viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (informal)be used up viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Los víveres se han mermado casi en su totalidad.
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